“DeRay Mckesson Will Not Be Elected Mayor of Baltimore,” partially read the headline of a New York Times Magazine profile of the famous Black Lives Matter activist from earlier this month. It provoked Mckesson himself to tweet that writer Greg Howard “used me in attempt to launch his career,” but today that prediction proved correct.
A Baltimore judge has scheduled the retrial of Officer William Porter, who faces who faces manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct charges in the death of Freddie Gray, for June. According to the Associated Press, five other officers are due to go on trial before then.
A deleted post to a private Baltimore neighborhood Facebook group details an exchange between two uniformed BPD cops and employees at a Chipotle in which the employees, on seeing the police, raised their hands and yelled “hands up, don’t shoot,” mimicking anti-police brutality protests across the country.
On Tuesday, Judge Barry Williams told jurors to keep deliberating in the trial of William Porter for the death of Freddie Gray after they sent him a note saying they were deadlocked, the Baltimore Sun reports. Porter is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.
This week, Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter is the first of six cops to stand trial for his alleged role in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in the back of a city prisoner transport van earlier this year. Tomorrow, MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes airs an hourlong special about Gray and the city that raised him.
A man who was arrested during the civil unrest in Baltimore, in April, following the death of Freddie Gray, is suing the Baltimore police department for wrongful arrest, excessive force, false imprisonment and battery. Allegedly, when asked for his badge number, the arresting officer replied, “It’s 666. I’m the devil.”
Baltimore’s Housing Authority is just a total mess. They’ve been sued by public housing residents who allege that maintenance workers forced women to exchange sex acts for necessary repairs. Now two employees who joined the lawsuit are claiming they’ve been retaliated against, reports the Baltimore Sun.